In Via Sauvignon Blanc Lilian Baudin | Eater Wine Club

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In Via Sauvignon Blanc Lilian Baudin


Name: In Via Sauvignon Blanc 
Lilian Baudin
Country: France
Region: Loire Valley
Type: White
Grape(s): sauvignon blanc

This wine was part of Eater Wine Club’s July 2023 box, curated by Emmeline Zhao. Learn more about our July wines and join Eater Wine Club today!  Join Eater Wine Club today!

Tasting notes on the wine: 

This sauvignon blanc is juicy and citrus-laden with smoky notes and elements of lemon curd on the palate. It has a really nice flinty minerality that’s balanced with a smidge of salinity. Bonus: it’s a full liter. When you’re pouring for a crowd, a standard 750 bottle just isn’t fair; there’s no way there’s enough to go around, and certainly not enough for seconds of a cuvée as delicious as this one. Emmeline Zhao

About the winemaker: 

Lilian Baudin got into it with the appellation authorities because he is adamant about hand-harvesting (no longer customary in Pouilly-Fumé) and using wild yeast to better represent his terroir. This cuvée was deemed "not Pouilly-Fumé enough," despite it being in Pouilly Fumé, so he declassified it and named it “In Via,” or “The Way” in Latin. Emmeline Zhao